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21st Feb 2021, 12:04
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Posted By Geriaviator

Hi Chug! It is still possible to get pictures of...

Hi Chug! It is still possible to get pictures of many thousands of headstones around the world through the War Graves Photographic Project (https://www.twgpp.org/), a non-profit voluntary scheme...
21st Dec 2020, 14:09
Replies: 843
Views: 263,151
Posted By Geriaviator

More wonderful pictures Deano, those of us there...

More wonderful pictures Deano, those of us there in 1951 remember them as The Tanks of Sheba. So popular and safe that family parties would visit them.
30th Nov 2020, 10:55
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Views: 1,547
Posted By Geriaviator

Northern Ireland police job

This appeared on PSNI Facebook page yesterday. I understand they operate turbo Islander out of EGAA. It's genuine, I know nothing more about job but thought someone might be interested. Good luck to...
24th Nov 2020, 11:59
Replies: 12,789
Views: 3,987,382
Posted By Geriaviator

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Alas, Dogle, this thread lost its vital spark when our honorary CO departed...
16th Nov 2020, 13:55
Replies: 27
Views: 6,298
Posted By Geriaviator

I think it was the 1971 season when the display...

I think it was the 1971 season when the display Buccaneer finished his slots with a near-vertical bank, bomb door open to reveal FLY NAVY in dayglo.
14th Nov 2020, 15:28
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Views: 270,406
Posted By Geriaviator

Combat Crew by John Comer. As riveting a read as...

Combat Crew by John Comer. As riveting a read as Wellum's First Light, B17 turret-gunner Comer draws us into his life of nissen huts and muddy Norfolk airfields, of towering clouds and terror in the...
14th Nov 2020, 14:49
Replies: 38
Views: 8,554
Posted By Geriaviator

Yes indeed, all praise to the minelifters! Many...

Yes indeed, all praise to the minelifters! Many years back, my roadman pal Sammy Deane was involved in the Stanley runway resurfacing contract and on his day off he went with a friend to see the...
10th Nov 2020, 16:36
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By Geriaviator

I think your relative's WOP/AG title may have...

I think your relative's WOP/AG title may have applied to other aircraft as the radio gear was beside the navigator? The turret was power operated with single .303 Browning replacing the early...
10th Nov 2020, 15:24
Replies: 3
Views: 1,606
Posted By Geriaviator

An aviation goldmine!

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Many of us have viewed the Wartime Airfields of Britain website with its aerial views...
30th Oct 2020, 13:59
Replies: 843
Views: 263,151
Posted By Geriaviator

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HMT Dunera dropped us off at Steamer Point and continued to Malaya with a...
29th Oct 2020, 12:04
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Views: 263,151
Posted By Geriaviator

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Another look back to more peaceful times 70 years ago when young lads could go...
28th Oct 2020, 12:23
Replies: 843
Views: 263,151
Posted By Geriaviator

Thanks Deano for the most atmospheric set of Aden...

Thanks Deano for the most atmospheric set of Aden photos I have seen, as I said earlier you have captured everything of that desolate place but the smells! Incidentally, during a stay in hospital a...
27th Oct 2020, 17:02
Replies: 37
Views: 13,881
Posted By Geriaviator

Wasn't there an Emerald Airways working from EGAA...

Wasn't there an Emerald Airways working from EGAA 40 years ago? Seem to recall a couple of Daks and px version of the Short Skyvan. Memory shaky but I think the much respected Mike Woodgate flew the...
27th Oct 2020, 12:55
Replies: 843
Views: 263,151
Posted By Geriaviator

T...

T (https://www.google.com/maps/@12.8207039,45.0308711,396m/data=!3m1!1e3)hanks Deano, your nav is better than mine, I had another look at my photo #775 which shows the OM quite clearly. The...
26th Oct 2020, 17:45
Replies: 843
Views: 263,151
Posted By Geriaviator

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Courtesy Google earth, here is Khormaksar ...
25th Oct 2020, 15:24
Replies: 843
Views: 263,151
Posted By Geriaviator

Until I left home many years later an unfortunate...

Until I left home many years later an unfortunate downdraught would bring the word "Maala" bellowed up the stairs, the family code for 'open the bathroom window'. One day the minister was visiting...
25th Oct 2020, 12:29
Replies: 843
Views: 263,151
Posted By Geriaviator

Great pics Deano, 10 years after my time. The...

Great pics Deano, 10 years after my time. The well drilling was fairly new I think, I remember the camels wearily plodding around a circular track pulling a heavy round stone for milling or powering...
11th Oct 2020, 17:53
Replies: 843
Views: 263,151
Posted By Geriaviator

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29th Sep 2020, 17:19
Replies: 96
Views: 12,155
Posted By Geriaviator

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3rd Sep 2020, 10:05
Replies: 15
Views: 4,546
Posted By Geriaviator

Glad to assist ... ...

Glad to assist ...

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26th Aug 2020, 09:25
Replies: 70
Views: 15,247
Posted By Geriaviator

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A very much younger Geriaviator at Khormaksar in early 1953 with the...
18th Aug 2020, 15:21
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Views: 3,987,382
Posted By Geriaviator

Tom Dobney, the world's youngest bomber pilot

The story of a 16-year-old WW2 bomber pilot has been mentioned on this thread, but the Daily Drone website has kindly allowed me to run it in full. The Drone is run by retired Express journalists,...
17th Aug 2020, 10:23
Replies: 46
Views: 5,557
Posted By Geriaviator

Thanks for the reference, They Gave Me a Seafire...

Thanks for the reference, They Gave Me a Seafire is a brilliant book which is available on Kindle. Cdr Crossley explains the Seafire saga which began with a strengthened Spitfire and arrester hook...
15th Aug 2020, 16:17
Replies: 46
Views: 5,557
Posted By Geriaviator

From In with a Vengeance, Danny 42C's account of...

From In with a Vengeance, Danny 42C's account of his dive-bombing experiences in Burma as a member of the Forgotten Air Force supporting the Forgotten Army -- though never forgotten by all who shared...
14th Aug 2020, 17:22
Replies: 35
Views: 6,881
Posted By Geriaviator

Several car makers warn against using chemical...

Several car makers warn against using chemical cleaners on plastic. Apparently they can degrade or embrittle the plastic with serious results should it be covering an airbag.
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